Whiskey Stones

teroforma-whiskey-stones I was reading Monocle and noticed a recommendation for a set of 9 Whiskey Stones from Teroforma

“Based on an idea using granite that has been in existence in Scandinavia for centuries, we chose to work with natural soapstone due to its softness (won’t scratch the glass) and its unique ability to retain temperature for extended periods of time.

A few hours in the freezer and the stones are ready to complement your favorite tipple without imparting either flavor or odor.”

My challenge is that I like a couple of “rocks” in my bourbon, I find that the whiskey opens up (whatever the hell that means – I live the taste with a little ice) with some cold water. However, I’m willing to give these a try in my single malt.

8 thoughts on “Whiskey Stones”

  1. I too, like my whiskey, usually a single malt, neat, but on occasion, I will add a couple of drops of water, which helps release the flavours. Also, remember a cold whiskey does not release the flavours as well as warm one. There is less evaporation.

  2. I too, like my whiskey, usually a single malt, neat, but on occasion, I will add a couple of drops of water, which helps release the flavours. Also, remember a cold whiskey does not release the flavours as well as warm one. There is less evaporation.

  3. This place just came out with Whiskey Stones made in Canada. These one are all made from soapstone.http://www.polarstones.weebly.com you really have to be sure it is soapstone you get not granite because soapstone won’t scratch you glasses and hold cold better and for longer.

  4. This place just came out with Whiskey Stones made in Canada. These one are all made from soapstone.http://www.polarstones.weebly.com you really have to be sure it is soapstone you get not granite because soapstone won’t scratch you glasses and hold cold better and for longer.

  5. Cold is a relative term when it comes to whiskey stones.  I tested the temperature of various stones at intervals over 45 minutes.  From 72 degrees at the start, the best whiskey stones (3 in 2 ounces of whiskey) chilled the whiskey to 61 degrees after 5 minutes and held it at 68 degrees after 45 minutes.

    You can see the full results at http://www.whiskeystones-review.com

  6. I just bought some at the AGO Gift Shop in Toronto only to realize they’re selling knock-offs made in China. The packaging has much the same look, although I should have known from the tagline being changed to “Ice Melts. Whisky Stones” which destroys the pun of the original’s “whisky rocks”. The bad spelling and grammar, such as “Who need ice?” along the box’s spine and “Georeous eco-friendly gift wrapping available” should have also been a clue. Worst of all, they charged the same $20.00. Some cheek, that.

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